I am in a job career that Yes I chose but it’s but 17 years and the company has not given any raises, 17 yrs doing what I love But.... now I really need to feel appreciated and I DONT!!! My statement is regarding over qualified, I have been looking for another job and every single one responded with “Sorry , we feel u are Over Qualified for the position!” What the What???? How??? If I have qualities that can Enhance ur company, y not hire the person that has them??? Help me understand and how to overcome this rage ........
Have you had performance reviews over the past 17 years that indicated that you were deserving for a merit increase. If you have you need to pursue what ever opportunities that you are qualified for.....
The problem may be that they have a certain budget in mind and they can't afford you!
Let's use this example:
*You are highly skilled making $35k year.
*They budgeted for an entry level person $30k-$40k.
*Your appear to be highly skilled $45k-$60k.
Keep in mind, they don't know what you make now.
Would they like to hire you, of course! And they could offer you the high-end of their budget $40k hoping you don't know what your skills are worth. *That would be a bad decision by a bad employer.
If you "don't know what you're worth", you might be happy for a while until you don't get a pay raise for a few years because you're at the top of the pay scale for that job.
Or more likely is that you "do know what your worth", and are taking the job while you continue looking for a job that will pay you what you deserve, leaving them after just a few short months and they'll have to hire and train all over again.
So rather than hire you and have you leave, they opted to do the right thing and tell you you're overqualified.
This really s*cks for you now but it should be better for you both in the long run!
I am recently unemployed and went thru something similar. I have 20+ years of experience. One of the things that I've had to learn is not to apply for "entry level positions" thinking they will pay me like a "senior position" because of my skills/experience . If they listed entry level, they are budgeting for entry level.
Read the job description carefully. Does it sound like entry level or does it sound like highly skilled? It may take you more time to find a job looking for your skills but it will prevent you from wasting your time and feeling rejected!
Happy job hunting. Hope you find what you're looking for soon!
Some companies feel intimidated but will say Over Qualified.I agree why not hire someone that would be an asset to the company.Im 53 and with my skill set and looking for work i see that companies would rather hire younger age with no experience rather the older, seasoned and experienced..smh.Good luck to you
Some people with master degrees only list their bachelors degree and have gotten the job.
You must work in social services! ( been there, done rhat, went 12 years with no raise)
Trato de empesar un negocio detransportacion de pasajero en un pueblo que no hay trasporte publico. Ni taxis .yo tengo el bus de 12 pasajeros y pretendo asistir a las clinicas con sus clientes pero ninguna compania de seguro quiere venderme una polisa.no tengo problemas con mi licencia ytengo todo lo requerido. Una sola ccompania lo haria pero me cobra por la cobertura dos veces lo que puedo ganar por ano
True.. You have to ask for raises these days.
I made the same mistake at my last job. Had glowing reviews but never a raise. Then I found out after the place shut down that other employees made more than me because they had asked.!
I had to ask for a raise every year from my dr ,she never gave annual reviews.she was intimidating so it wasn't easy to ask.
"Overqualified" is code for "we don't think you'll stay here very long, so we don't want to hire you." Depending on the company's policies, and the interviewer's insights, you could overcome this resistance by persuading them: 1) that you would LOVE to do the job you're interviewing for and you don't really care about making more money, or 2) that you really only LOOK overqualified, but in reality you're not. Neither approach is going to get you a raise anytime soon, but depending on your goals, one of them could get you a job offer.